The marketplace is the place to trade items between players if no direct trade is to be performed. It is part of the Commerce system in Black Desert Online - but not skill based. You can sell items, buy listed items, and create pre-orders for items you want but are not listed currently.
Icon marketplace
Marketplaces are restricted by territory/region, so there currently exists one for Balenos, Serendia, Mediah, and Valencia.

To access the marketplace either walk to the Marketplace Manager in large towns or click on the icon on the map. The latter is informational only, you can not buy items or register items for selling if not next to a Manager!

Selling on the Marketplace Edit

When you want to put something up for sale on the marketplace, you have to interact with the local Manager. Talk to the Manager, click on "Marketplace" and "My Registered Items".

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Double-Click at an item in your inventory to put it into the registration form. It shows you the currently permitted price range for this item. Choose the price you want (some items sell for less than their max price allowed, the price range is in constant flux based on demand and offer) and click "Confirm". Then click at the bottom "Register".

You can register a maximum of 21 items at the same time.

If you do not participate in the Value Pack system then there is a 30% provision if you sell on the marketplace. There is always an additional local 5% sales tax on top. That means in the worst case you will only receive roughly 65% of the price you register it for! While participating in the Value Pack system, the market will reimburse you 30% of the final price of your sale, equating a 15.5% tax rate on market sales.

You can cancel an item you registered (registering it on the market to become active takes a while, up to 5 minutes) - but only if you are at a marketplace manager of this territory. Items stay up for sale for up to 7 days, if the sale fails they remain in the marketplace registration list of yours until you remove (cancel) the sale manually.

Fine-Tuning Sales Edit

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Commerce marketplace legend

The marketplace shows for every item the

  • the current market value based on demand and availability
  • the recent price (what you it was sold for last)
  • the min/max price (allowed sales price range)
  • the highest and lowest price this item has been sold in the past
  • the number of registered items of that type

Collecting the Money Edit

To collect the money talk with a Marketplace Manager of that territory. Open the "My Registered" list. Select if you want the money put into your local storage (Warehouse, money has weight after all) or your inventory (bottom left checkbox). Click on "Collect Money".

Buying on the Marketplace Edit

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Buying Listed Items Edit

Open the Marketplace by talking to a Marketplace Manager. Select the item you want, it opens a drop down list of the offers for that item. Choose how you want to pay for the item on the bottom left (from money in your inventory or from money in storage/warehouse). Purchase the one you want.

Commerce marketplace pre-order

Pre-Ordering Items Edit

Any item available in BDO for marketplace sale is listed in the marketplace. That includes items not currently listed by anyone. Thus you can still select that item and create a pre-order for that item - a convenient way of buying the item if your price is right and highly used for Pearl Shop items that people try to buy via ingame currency.

Define how much you want to pay and how many you want to buy. If the item is registered by someone and the price is higher than 3 million it enters a bidding phase in the marketplace (manual, territory restricted, click "purchase") for about a minute it seems. This is lottery-like. If the bidding does not sell the item or there is no bidding it goes to the highest priced pre-order (territory does not matter).

Notifications about Marketplace Activity Edit

Commerce marketplace system message

For items you sell you always receive an ingame screen message if you are online. There are additionally ingame messages send to your mailbox about sales. Furthermore you can be informed by screen messages if rare and very expensive items are listed by others on the marketplace - this is active by default and can be disabled by opening the settings.

Social chat options

Last but not least you can show or disable marketplace activity in the chat window by clicking on the cog symbol of a chat tab window and selecting "Marketplace".

Commerce marketplace chat

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